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  • n. A bicyclic heterocycle containing a six-membered ring fused to a five-membered ring, one of the bridging atoms being nitrogen; any derivative of this compound, especially several alkaloids


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  • A recent isolate is the new indolizidine alkaloid, ficuseptine.

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  • Indeed, the anti-cancer indolizidine alkaloid, swainsonine, is a potent inhibitor of α − mannosidase II and has been shown to reduced metastasis and improved clinical outcomes when used in clinical trials for treatment of colon, breast, and skin cancers

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